Joe Cantu Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 90 in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (October 21, 2022): Public information identifies the man killed in the accident as 27-year-old Joe Cantu. Additional details about the incident are unavailable.
San Antonio, TX -- October 18, 2022, one person was killed following an accident where a vehicle hit them along Highway 90.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. along Highway 90 in the area of Cupples Road.
Officials said that an unidentified man was on the eastbound lanes of the highway when a vehicle struck him. As a result, the man sustained fatal injuries.
Commentary on Joe Cantu Pedestrian Accident on Highway 90 in San Antonio
Folks are quick to jump to conclusions in these situations because, frankly, it's usually dangerous for pedestrians to be on the highway. But folks should keep in mind that these details don't say what the victim was doing or where exactly they were. That leaves a lot of room for unusual circumstances, which is worth considering.
I've seen reports like this where someone was dashing across the road. I've seen incidents where they were safely on the shoulder changing a tire. I've even seen cases where a bar illegally over-served someone to the point they didn't know they were walking into traffic. Whatever happened here, the victim's loved ones deserve to know they're getting the whole story.